Well, he wasn't sitting on his butt this issue, he was stopping a massive fucking satellite from falling to Earth.
The 'legwork' that Clark does is probably mostly as Superman.
It's only been 1 issue! Perhaps we will see Clark's blog work in more detail, you are jumping the gun so bloody fast here.
So Clark's just going to report on Superman stopping satellites falling to Earth and stuff like that? How is that "crusading journalism?" I doubt that Clark is that narcissistic just to write about himself all of the time.
You miss the point, too. I'm talking about using Clark's job as a reporter as an entry point into stories. It's not that hard of an idea to follow.
a)Perry White sends Clark out to cover a story.
b)Story evolves into something that requires Superman to intervene.
Example: Clark covers a political rally. Rally comes under attack by super-villian. Job for Superman ensues.
a)Clark is investigating a corrupt businessman.
b)Corrupt businessman hires costumed hitman to wipe out Clark.
c) Hitman attacks Clark.
d)Clark becomes Superman and stops costumed hitman.
e) Clark/Supes figures out how to connect corrupt businessman to costumed hitman, goes after corrupt businessman as Supes.
It's making Clark's job more central to the plot of the story.